Chalmers and the partners connected in a symbolic ceremony.
The Seel test bed is now officially underway
Sweden's largest testbed for electric mobility– SEEL – is now becoming a reality at Gateway Säve in Gothenburg. The initiative will advance the positions for Swedish research and strengthen cooperation on the development of fossil-free, sustainable means of transport – such as electric vehicles, ships and aircraft.
On 22 September, a symbolic upload was held at Säve Airport, now Gateway Säve, where the construction of the electromobility testbed, SEEL, is now officially underway. Together with Minister for Business, Industry and Innovation Ibrahim Baylan, Castellum, who owns Gateway Säve and Vestia, which is carrying out the construction, Chalmers, Rise and Seel linked up in a symbolic ceremony.
Swedish Electric Transport Laboratory, SEEL, is owned and operated by Chalmers and RISE, in collaboration with Cevt, Scania, Volvo Cars and the Volvo Group and with financial support from the Swedish Energy Agency. SEEL gives industry, academia and institutes in Sweden and Europe access to advanced research infrastructure and provides a platform for collaborations and efficient knowledge development in electromobility. SEEL's facility at Gateway Säve is the largest of a total of three. It will cover 13,300 square meters and be completed in 2023. SEEL's two other facilities are being built in Nykvarn and Borås.
Text: Ingrid Claesson